Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan

fiction dark emotional reflective slow-paced

112 pages | first published 2021

Description

An exquisite winter tale of courage - and its cost, set in Catholic Ireland. It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he...
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Moods

reflective 77%
emotional 66%
hopeful 55%
sad 55%
dark 44%
challenging 22%
inspiring 22%
informative 11%
tense 11%

Pace

slow 40%
medium 40%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 12%

Average rating

4.59